Police briefs - Oct. 20

October 20, 2011

Police investigating burglaries in Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two burglaries that happened early Thursday on North Queen Street in Shippensburg.

In one case, a resident confronted a burglar and struck him in the face, but the burglar escaped, police said in a news release.

At about midnight, a man asleep in his bedroom at 202 N. Queen St. woke up when he heard someone jiggling his bedroom door. The man got up and saw that his TV set had been stolen.

The man’s roommate saw a white man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a white baseball hat, in an alley behind the residence, police said. The man was loading a TV into a bright red Ford Mustang with tinted windows.

The man was getting into the passenger side of the car, but the roommate pulled him back and hit him in the face, police said. The roommate ran after the car to get the license plate number, but it got away.

A short time earlier, police said, a man entered a residence at 208 N. Queen St. through an unlocked door and went in a bedroom where two females were asleep.

One woman woke and saw the man, who left, police said.

Police have asked anyone with information about the burglaries to call them at 717-254-4701.

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